Michel Tournier: Philosophy and Fiction

ISBN: 0198151527
ISBN 13: 9780198151524
By: Colin Davis

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This first full-length study of the popular French novelist shows that his fiction cannot be understood simply as a literary transposition of philosophical ideas, and that, despite his opposition to the New Novel, he shares its assumptions about the subversive role of literature. Davis combines analysis of the major novels with discussions of Tournier's theory of reading, his attitudes toward language, and his preoccupation with the reconciliation of opposites.

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